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After 700 indescribably gruelling kilometres of riding, pushing, portage and tumbling across the foothills of South Africa’s Drakensberg Mountains, stalwart CITW supporter Adrian Saffy finally crossed the 2021 Freedom Circuit’s last checkpoint, finishing in 89 hours 52 minutes, having clocked 12 000 metres in elevation. Through his GivenGain fundraising page he raised R11 900 for...
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Mountain biker extraordinaire and CITW stalwart, Adrian Saffy, started his Freedom Circuit ride on 27 April 2021. Read the backstory and daily updates below. I am not one for doing things solo. I love the fact that I have another breath next to me. On this ride I anticipate being alone out there for several...
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We are thrilled to announce that registrations for the 2021 edition of the Nedbank Tour de Tuli are filling fast, since opening in late 2020. The Tour is a multi-day mountain bike ride, with riders experiencing unspoiled wilderness areas in the three African countries comprising the Greater Mapungubwe Transfrontier Conservation Area (GMTFCA): South Africa, Zimbabwe...
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Two happy children at Modikwa School in South Africa’s Limpopo Province were the recipients of mountain bike prizes today! The bicycles were recently donated to this school’s CITW Eco-Club thanks to Warren Ozorio and Spot-On Bikes, who facilitated the gift from a generous donor. Portia Phokela, Research Assistant at Mogalakwena Research Centre and Modikwa Eco-Club...
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Staff from the Mogalakwena Research Centre in Limpopo Province today visited Modikwa School and Kibi Clinic to deliver sanitiser and mask donations that had been kindly donated by Skoert Products and Elizabeth Lategan a couple of weeks ago. The masks were gratefully received by Mr Masilo Kobe, social worker at the clinic. Portia Phokela CITW...
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CITW South Africa has received a number of wonderful donations, and some of our Johannesburg staff headed out to hand these over to our various communities. Bongani Baloyi handing over sanitisers and masks for the Makuleke schools and clinic First stop was the Simson community near Alldays in Limpopo. Here we handed over donated hand...
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By Jonathan Felix, Operations Manager – CITW and Nedbank Tour de Tuli Fundraising In the early stages of lockdown, I was starting to feel low – as, no doubt, many of us did. I realised I needed to turn my attention and available time to something worthwhile and positive, and decided volunteering my time to...
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Mogalakwena Researcher Portia Phokela is an Eco-Club Mentor in Simson, in South Africa’s Limpopo Province. On the 15th of October 2020 the Mogalakwena Research Centre staff, including Portia, joined a group of archaeologists from the University of Pretoria at the Little Muck Shelter excavation site in Mapungubwe National Park. © Dr Tim Forssman Portia picks...
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The WWF is calling African youth to share their conservation success stories in order to inspire and tell the world how African youth are shifting from business as usual and are taking action to protect African ecosystems and the people who depend on them. From their website: As part of a commitment to strive toward...
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Last weekend CITW Ambassador and SkyRun2020 participant, Georgina Crisp took the opportunity to get in a solid 30 km training run at Rooiberg in Limpopo Province’s Waterberg bushveld. She was accompanied by a crew from the Nedbank Tour de Tuli as well as a convoy of Land Rover Owners’ Club members who volunteer for the...
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